Brockport, Springfield Highlight An Exciting Eighth Week Of D3 Football
By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan)
Following an impressive defensive performance last Saturday against Hartwick, the Brockport Golden Eagles earned this week’s Noontime Sports Defense of the Week honor.
The Golden Eagles’ defense registered 12 sacks for 110 yards, while recording 16 tackles for a loss of 121 yards.
Matt Szymanski paced the Brockport defense with 10 total stops, including a trio of tackles for a loss of 14 yards and two sacks for a loss of 11 yards, while Julius Mizro recorded a three stops for a loss of 21 yards and two sacks for a loss of 18 yards.
Brockport’s defense limited Hartwick’s offense to -50 yards rushing, while recording a trio of picks against Hartwick quarterback Billy Pine.
The Golden Eagles signal-caller, Joe Germinerio, concluded the contest 10 of 18 for 259 yards and four touchdowns – two of those touchdown strikes landed in the hands of DaQuan Hubbard, who ended the game with three receptions for 140 yards.
Brockport travels to Buffalo State this weekend to face a Bengals squad that is coming off a 34-12 setback to Utica College. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The Springfield College offense was tabbed this week’s Noontime Sports Offense of the Week after rushing for 10 touchdowns against Catholic University. The win (68-20) bumped the Pride’s overall mark to 8-0 and 5-0 in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play.
Springfield’s Jordan Wilcox led all rushers with 212 yards on 13 carries, while registering a trio of scores. Jake Eglintine and Chade Shade combined for four rushing touchdowns (two apiece), while Joshua Thomas, Hunter Belzo and Ishmael Glasco rushed for one touchdown, respectively.
The Pride entered the week as the top rushing offense in NCAA Division III football – they are currently averaging 448.0 yards per game.
Springfield is off this week, but will return to the gridiron on Saturday, November 4 when they visit Maine Maritime for a 12 p.m. kick-off.